Have Degree, Will Work

Inside Higher Ed
November 13, 2012

A new student-directed documentary explores the difficulties international students face in attempting to work in the United States after they graduate. Students interviewed for the film describe frustrations in finding employers willing to sponsor their visa applications, long delays in visa processing times, and a general lack of freedom: an inability to quit their jobs – or start their own businesses – without losing the legal right to remain in the U.S.

“My heart belongs in the U.S. I feel like I’m an American,” one international student says in the film. “But at the same time I feel like America’s a bad parent.

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